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U.S. Capitol Screening of Travis: A Soldier’s Story | by Fotolanthropy

I met Katie Norris at Pursuit 31 in 2012 and I also then first heard about Fotolanthropy, an incredible organization that documents inspiring true stories (Combining Film + Photography + Philanthropy = Fotolanthropy). For about the past year, I have seen Katie posting about Travis: A Soldier’s Story by Fotolanthropy and followed the amazing story of a soldier who became a quad amputee, serving in Afghanistan in 2012. A husband and father, SSG Travis Mills was critically injured by an IED while serving. His story is amazing and the way the Fotolanthropy team documented it was absolutely incredible. When Katie and the team were in need of a photographer for the Capitol Screening of the movie on Monday, I was completely honored to be able to do it. It was an inspiring night- we laughed, we cried… and if you have the opportunity to watch the film, you have to take it! And in the meantime, please check out the site for the movie, Travis: A Soldier’s StoryTo see more of the photos from the night, please be sure to check out Fotolanthropy’s blog!Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

Such inspiring men. Wounded Warriors also from Walter Reed, who Travis introduced as many of those whom he “graduated” with. :) Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

You may recognize this couple from the ‘love story in 22 pictures’ that circulated. Taylor and Travis, having very similar stories, have become great friends. Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

Director Jon Link and Producer Katie Norris with Travis and his wife, Kelsey.Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

The Prams scored the film and wrote Chloe’s Song for the closing credits. It’s so beautiful and you all should download it from iTunes. Really. Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

I was so thankful to get to share this experience with one of my dearest friends Beth, and my sister-in-law Tori (and, it was Tori’s birthday!)Capitol Screening of Travis a Soldier

 

Photographers, one very fun way you can support Fotolanthropy is by purchasing a Fotostrap, a very beautiful way to carry your camera around and support an incredible organization. ;)

A huge, huge thanks again to Katie and the entire Fotolanthropy team, and Travis’ family, for allowing me to be there to photograph this night. I am so honored to be a part of the Fotolanthropy team.

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  • Carolyn

    What a great experience for you, you did a beautiful job of capturing the evening. So glad Travis and his family were able to share their story.ReplyCancel

  • Great shots capturing this amazing moment! Thank you for helping us spread the word!ReplyCancel

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